Wyandot people

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Wendat
(Huron, Wyandot, Wyandotte)
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Total population
8,000[source?] (2001)
Regions with significant populations
CanadaQuebec, southwest Ontario
United States – Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, Kansas
Languages
French, English, revival of Wendat
Religion
Animism, Roman Catholicism, Other
Related ethnic groups
Petun, other Iroquoian peoples

The Wyandot people (also called Wendats or Huron) are a tribe of Native Americans. Samuel de Champlain traded fur with them. In the 17th and 18th centuries they were allies of New France, and enemies of the Iroquois and New Netherland and New York.

The Wyandots signed the Treaty of Detroit on November 17 in the year 1807. They signed it with other Native Americans from three other tribes called the Odawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi. The tribes gave up areas of Michigan and Ohio to the United States to own.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Treaty Between the Ottawa, Chippewa, Wyandot, and Potawatomi Indians". World Digital Library. 1807-11-17. Retrieved 2013-08-03.